Hungen

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Hungen
Coat of arms of Hungen
Hungen is located in Germany
Hungen
Coordinates 50°28′0″N 08°54′0″E / 50.466667°N 8.9°E / 50.466667; 8.9
Administration
Country Germany
State Hesse
District Gießen
Mayor Klaus Peter Weber
Basic statistics
Area 86.75 km2 (33.49 sq mi)
Elevation 144 m  (472 ft)
Population 12,924  (31 December 2004)
 - Density 149 /km2 (386 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate GI
Postal code 35410
Area code 06402
Website www.hungen.de
Location of the town of Hungen within Gießen district
Map

Hungen is a town in the district of Gießen, in the state of Hesse, Germany. It is 20 km (12.4 mi) southeast of Gießen. It is 18 km (11.2 mi) northeast of Friedberg. Other towns near Hungen are Laubach Nidda, Wölfersheim and Münzenberg.

The first documented mention of Hungen is in the year 782. In 1806 it became part of the Grand Duchy of Hessen.

Interesting buildings in Hungen are the Hungen Castle, the Evangelical Church, and the Hauptbahnhof, (the main railroad station). Also in Hungen can be seen parts of the town's medieval boundary wall.

Hungen in the media[change | edit source]

My Opposition: the Diaries of Friedrich Kellner: The railroad station of Hungen can be seen in this 2007 Canadian documentary. Robert Scott Kellner came to Hungen in 1960 to search for his grandfather, Friedrich Kellner. Friedrich Kellner was the chief justice inspector of Laubach. He wrote the Friedrich Kellner Diary. Robert Scott Kellner is the English translator of the diary.